The City of Tallahassee recently partnered with the Downtown Improvement Authority, LeMoyne Arts, KCCI and the "Girls Can Do Anything" campers from the Oasis Center for Women and Girls to paint a mural over a retaining wall.
The often graffitied wall now stands as a vibrant work of art. The design features different colored shapes and the handprints of city leaders, community members and the campers.
"In addition to instilling the volunteer spirit in our youth and brightening up our downtown, we are hopeful that this artistic expression will help combat graffiti in the area," said
City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox.
The beautification project is a precursor to the recently approved graffiti abatement pilot program. The program, set to be implemented later this year, aims to prevent and eliminate graffiti and includes funding for murals.